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for the cia job. he's dealing with heads of state, administers of defense and intelligence officials he dealt with. >> rose: he's not going to be chairman of the joint chiefs a job he might have wished for in the culmination of his miliry career. how did he take that. >> he was told by second gates in 2010 he wasn't considered. gates came out to check the war and came back and met with petraeus in his office and said you're the key to our expectations, you being the force and the progress and the surge. but i have bad news. you're not being considered. and it stung. he really felt that you know he had stepped down. >> rose: he felt he earned it. >> he felt he earned it, he thought he should be considered but he had mixed feelings actual actually about this position and he tughtbout other positions he would be interested in military. specifically the cia. he thought about keeping the union form on and going to the cia. he proposed that to second gats having liked the idea because he served there before. >> rose: as director. >> right exactly. he took it back to the president and the presid
on friday, the former director of the c.i.a. said he was aware from an earlier stage that terrorists wereespoible for the deaths in libya. however, at a certain point references to an act of terror were removed from the talking point which is u.n. ambassador susan rice delivered to the press. many are asking why and how that happened. remember senators john mccain and lindsey graham have attacked susan rice and the president for being deliberately misleading. they've also threatened to block any nomination of rice for the post of secretary of state. she is considered a front-winner to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. joining me now from washington, david ignatius, a columnist for the "washington post" and i'm pleased to have him back on this broadcast. that you can, charlie. >> rose: tell me the questions you think are still unanswered. >> my sense as a journalist is there's more smoke than fire in this one that will keep looking and seeing what new facts are uncovered in terms of this word change issue, the white house insists that only one word was changed and it was a f
that is. the fact is, he was c.i.a. director. he wasn't a general in the army any more. he was c.i.a. director. and most people i've talked to think that is a very, very different situation. >> julianna let's go back to oba fair moment. you've been watching him going on close to five years-- over four years. he's pretty confident, isn't he? he feels good, as he should, i suppose, this is a more comfort, assertive obama than we saw six months ago. >> i thought it was noteworthy at the press conference when he talked about the kind of mandate he thought he had. he said i will be a better second-term president than first-term president-- he said know well about the research of second-term presidents who tend to overreach. but he still did say i have this mandate. the american people re-elect me to fight for the middle class. and you can tell, you know, he hasn't said what he said when he was first elected that we've heard him say-- elections have consequences -- but actions speak louder than words now. >> yeah, i think second-term presidenciy are very, very difficult. i thought ronald r
on the cia maps because israel controls the air space and controls entry and egress, even via egypt israel still is trying to maintain the regime it used to have whereby it monitored everybody going in and out, egyptian intelligence has not ceased to coordinate on people to this day the population of gaza cannot come and go freely, that is the key, that is the key element of this siege, it is not just cement or napkins or diapers, that was the issue before, that is not the issue now. it is free movement. >> well, there is never going to be 100 percent free movement because there is a border there. but it can be a more open border. >> rose: dennis. >> i was going to say, i do think, one of the promises that no doubt that the egyptians have made to hamas is they are going to open up the border, their border with gaza, and i do think that makes a difference. >> it will. >> the fact is, if the key here is going to be, a, to the egyptians, do the egyptians do something about the arms going into gaza, b, do they ease their border with gaza, and in a sense there is probably a relationship between
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